The site fidelity and satellite behaviour in relation to mating success were investigated in L. fulva 3 3 during 2 reproductive seasons (2002-2003) in eastern Hungary. There was no difference in mating success in 3 3 that were faithful to 1, 2 or 3 independent territories. Those that were site-faithful had a higher mating success than non site-faithful 3 3. Site-faithful 3 3 showed satellite behaviour more frequently than non site-faithful ones. 3 3 used both of the 2 tactics and this switching ability was independent of 3 body size. The better mate-rewarding tactic appears to show site fidelity and satellite behaviour alternatively.